Brady's wife rips Patriots receivers
By The Sports Xchange
|Wes Welker of the New England Patriots lays on the ground in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Elsa/Getty Images/AFP)
The Patriots’ receiving corps didn’t exactly put up a model performance on Sunday night in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI.
Now, they’re hearing about it from a model.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, the wife of New England quarterback Tom Brady, let loose on the Patriots wide receivers in a video that was picked up by TheInsider.com.
Bundchen initially kept civil while being taunted by Giants fans - including one who screamed, “Eli Manning owns your husband” - but couldn’t keep quiet any longer once she had escaped into an elevator.
“You have to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball,” Bundchen is heard saying. “My husband cannot expletive throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.”
Bundchen expressed cleaner thoughts in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, encouraging friends and family to pray for her husband. “I feel Tommy really needs our prayer, our support and love at this time,” Bundchen wrote in an e-mail.
In the end, however, Brady’s last prayer - a Hail Mary pass as time expired went unanswered, as tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski both failed to catch the ball before it hit the ground. It was the final play of a fourth quarter that saw Brady complete just six of 15 passes for 64 yards with an interception, after completing 21 of 26 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns in the first three quarters.
Reports have at least four of Brady’s incomplete passes in the game as drops by receivers, none bigger than the second-and-11 pass to Wes Welker with just over four minutes and the Patriots leading 17-15. Brady’s pass to Deion Branch on third down went incomplete as well, and the Patriots’ punt set up the Giants final touchdown drive.
“That’s a play I make a thousand times,” Welker said at the postgame press conference. “I just didn’t make it. The ball was right there. I’ve got to make that play”
Bundchen most likely agrees.